I have occasionally been tempted to make a note on this forum that, although I have submitted an ES with many applications, this strategy has never resulted in an interview for me. My personal success rate would be something like 6 interviews without an ES, 0 with. However, because I never acted on the tempatation, I am saved from having to eat my words. I have an interview for a permanent post...and I did include a summary. I think where I was going wrong before was in trying to address every point of the person spec in both my statement and the summary. This time I cut my personal statement in half -- strictly one page -- and used the other page provided for the summary. So, I was wrong! Thank you to everyone who kept reporting their own successes.